The Lord has really been impressing both the Coach and I (don't you love how He does that through different studies of different passages?) about the importance of remembering His faithfulness to us.
The Coach, through his daily Bible reading in Deuteronomy. The Lord keeps telling those stubborn Israelites (who bear a tremendous resemblance to my own stubbornness) to REMEMBER all that He had done. Abraham and Isaac, Egypt, the Red Sea.
Me, through my BSF study of Isaiah. Where God continues to use His past actions to demonstrate His power to a people who are in bondage to a powerful nation, with no visible hope of freedom.
I'm feeling it, today, because it is at the same time Little Man's FOURTH birthday and I'm also online exploring driver's ed options for Son #1 who is almost 15 1/2.
Our youngest and our oldest. (with a lot of crazy in between!)
This blog is my place for recording the faithfulness of the Lord to our troops. The Coach and I have recorded the beginning our family "story" here.
So we don't forget.
He's been faithful to our oldest. And I'm resting in the promises of His faithfulness as we approach driving, a mission trip to Mexico this Summer, and soon his Sophomore year of high school. (Thanking the Lord for His faithfulness in past trips to Africa and Brazil!)
Little Man's entrance into the world was a bit more dramatic. I'm determined to write it all down here, some day. Maybe soon. But if you know the circumstances of his birth, it makes it a bit easier to understand why we dote on him so. Even after four years!
But beyond all of that (and the fact that I have to leave for four dentist appointments in a minute), I'm realizing we need to ALWAYS be remembering. Talking to our kids about what God has done in the past.
When it's so much easier to talk about what we wish He were doing right now.
We serve a faithful God. His faithfulness in the past shows us that He will be faithful in the future.
And THAT, my friend, makes it possible to trust Him, even in the dark.
Isaiah 40:10 "Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God."